Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Spring stragglers

Spring bird migration through the city has pretty much ended, all the travelers settling into their summer nesting grounds.  Below are some photos I neglected to post this spring - not all are migrants, but are still special.

Canada Warbler eating an ant:

Canada warbler with an ant

Canada warbler with an ant

Male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak:

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Song Sparrow with a caterpillar:

Song sparrow with a caterpillar

Male Tree Swallow:

Tree swallow

Black-Throated Green Warbler:

Black-throated Green warbler

House Wren.  I found this one after hearing it first.  Listen to its song here.

House wren

Killdeer:

Killdeer

And its nest with four beautifully speckled eggs...

Killdeer nest with eggs

Flycatcher:

Flycatcher

Savannah Sparrow:

Savannah sparrow

A young Red-Tailed Hawk playing with a pine cone:

Hawk with a pine 
cone

Male Kestrel in Green-Wood Cemetery:

Kestrel